Quotations by Marquis de Condorcet


All errors in government and in society are based on philosophic errors, which in turn are derived from errors in natural science.
Report and Project of a Decree on the General Organisation of Public Instructions

Ideas of uniformity, of regularity, please all minds, especially just minds. ... uniformity of measures can only displease those lawyers who fear to see the number of lawsuits diminished, and those traders who fear a loss of profit from anything which renders commercial transactions easy and simple ... A good law ought to be good for all men, as a good proposition in geometry is good for all men.
Observations on the Spirit of the Laws


JOC/EFR February 2006

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